More Work of Art

I have shared a couple of cards I created using the very versatile stamp set Work of Art (w-134111, c-134114), here and here. Today I want to share another Work of Art card which was one of my convention swap cards. The flower card on the first link was my second swap card.

Work of Art Scene cardI used only two of the pieces of the stamp set for this card and the greeting images that come with the set. Do you see a tree and a lake or a tree and a tumbling stream? Leave a comment below. I’d love to know what you see in this picture. Stay tuned for a couple more ideas on how to use this set.

Stamps – Work of Art (wood – 134111, clear – 134114)
Inks – Mossy Meadow (133645), Early Espresso (126974),, Soft Sky (131181), Tempting Turquoise (126952), Island Indigo (126986)
Cardstock – Whisper White (100730), Mossy Meadow (133676)
Other – White Embossing powder (109132), Labels Collection Framelits (125598)

Terrific Tuesday – Weekly Deals

What a terrific Tuesday this has been. Here in Mount Vernon we are having beautiful summer weather! There is a light breeze which keeps things not as hot as the thermometer says it is. I got a lot of pruning done yesterday and today which  was desperately needed. Some of the shrubs, the Fall Clematis vine, and the daisies were overgrowing the walks and I needed to prune off the spent roses and the poppy seed pods.

But I digress! Today is a Terrific Tuesday because we have new Weekly Deals! Check them out and then order the ones you want by clicking on the links or visiting my online store. You can also email me with your order and I’ll be happy to place it for you.

MDS Monday – MDSM75 Challenge

MDSM Sketch 75Welcome to MDS Monday! We have a new sketch to play with. Here is what I did with it.MDSM75 Challenge digital scrapbook page of a family reunion

Our 50th anniversary is August 28 but we wanted all the family to gather for a group picture and this past weekend was the only time we could gather them all together. It was a wonderful day with everyone there except for a grandson and his wife who in the military and didn’t have time off.

Supplies:MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910)
Background – Downtown Grunge Photobook Template (126056)- designer series paper – 4
Fan Fair Photobook Template (127202) – embellishments/Fan Fair – stitching black 1
Flag Punch (125785) Fill Color = 153,220,229 and Summer Smoockes Kit (129601) designer series paper – 3

To order these supplies, visit my online store or click on the links. Thanks!

MDS Monday – Alaska 2014

digital scrapbook page of our Alaska trip using Summer Splash stamp brush setOn this MDS Monday, we are enjoying a pleasant evening in our fifth-wheel trailer in a campground in Williams Lake, BC, on our way home from a month in Craig, AK. What a great time we had and I wanted to scrap some of the pictures we took to preserve those memories. I did take along a selection of stamps and stamping supplies but would not have pulled them out to create this scrapbook page. MDS to the rescue!!! What a wonderful way to spend the evening playing with my digital pictures and stamping supplies!

Have you given MDS and digital scrapbooking Stampin’ Up! style a try yet? If not, I urge you to do so. You can even try it for 30 days for FREE and I am here to help you get started. Just click on the links below to order MDS and the Summer Splash stamp brush set. Let me know when you are ready to install your purchase and I can walk you through it if you have any problems.

Washi Wednesday Faux Shaker Card

Washi tape faux shaker cardYes, I know it is Thursday but I just couldn’t get this card finished yesterday. Do you know how it is when you just can’t figure out how to finish the card? Well, that was the case yesterday. I played with it all day and still wasn’t satisfied. Then today I got out my new star framelits and went star crazy! :o)

To make a faux shaker card, put sequins or small punchies or beads into a small cellophane bag and seal the top. I didn’t have any small ones so I cut down a medium clear envelope (102619) and attached it on two sides with Retro Fresh Washi Tape (133001) to the card front. I wanted the faux shaker to be seen from both sides of the card front so I cut out a rectangle before adhering the piece of clear envelope. Then I put sequins in and sealed the two open sides when I attached the envelope to the rest of the card. I added another round of washi tape to widen the border around the shaker part.

Don’t you love the font of the greeting? It is one of the Hostess stamp sets, Good Greetings, in the Fall/Holiday catalog which you will be able to order from beginning August 28. I got to see a preview of the Holiday catalog during the live-streamed opening of the 2014 Stampin’ Up! annual convention. (It was a fair substitute for actually being  there.) You will be delighted and excited by all the new products in this catalog. Are you wondering why I already have this set? It’s because I am a demonstrator and earned this set from my June sales. If you would like to learn how you can get early access to new stamp sets and start your own paper-crafting business, give me a call or email me. I’d love to have discussions with you on the benefits of being your own boss.

Supplies: To order these supplies to make this card, visit my online store or click on the links. I appreciate your business!StampsGood Greetings
PaperWhisper White (100730), Pumpkin Pie (105117), and Blackberry Bliss (133675) cardstock, Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper (133693)
InkTuxedo Black Memento Pad (132706)
OtherStars Framelits (133723), Retro Fresh Designer Washi Tape (133001), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Medium Clear Envelopes (102619)

Terrific Tuesday – Weely Deals

Hey, it’s Terrific Tuesday! The weather here in Craig, AK, is not that terrific. We have had several days/weeks??? of overcast skies and rain. Makes us remember one reason why we moved to Mount Vernon, WA. They have been having hot, sunny weather.

Digital scrapbook page using the Sweet Shop digital download

There are no new digital downloads for MDS but the Sweet Shop Kit (129339) digital download is on sale for 60% off in the new Weekly Deals for this week. I created this scrapbook page with the Sweet Shop kit and the Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower stamp brush set (123197). Check out the deals and click on the links for more information and to order the ones you want. Do this right away. The sale prices go away after next Monday.

Happy Independence Day! – Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit

Digital Independence Day card created with Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit

This Red, White, and Blue Digital Kit (127163) is the perfect way to create a card to share with all your online friends and relatives. I added the Gold Glimmer paper as the background. I used the coloring tool to color the flag. Check out all the elements of this kit by clicking on the link below.

My prayer today first that all my readers have a happy and safe holiday and more importantly that America will be worthy of God’s blessings.

Supplies: MDS software digital download (130646), MDS software disc (130647), or 30-day Free Trial of MDS (130910)
BackgroundGlimmer Designer Series Paper (132917) – gold
Red, White & Blue Designer Kit (127163) – flag and 3 Cheers for the Red, White and Blue
Basics/1.25 Square Punch, Fill Color = Whisper White

Purchase Blendabilities Beginning Today!

 Whoohoo! You can start ordering the first six colors of Blendabilities today, July 1! Finally the wait is over and I can show you this card I colored with them! I used Ivory and Natural of the new skin colors for the flowers and Old Olive shades for the leaves. The background is the light shade of Coastal Cabana.

Apothecary Art_edited-1Supplies: Stamps – Apothecary Art (wood-128415, clear-125527), Bloom with Hope (Hostess sets); Cardstock – Whisper White, Mossy Meadow; Other – retired Holiday Frame embossing folder, Apothecary Accents framelits (127003), Old Olive Blendabilities (130999), Coastal Cabana Blendabilities (1310000), Skin Tone Assortment (129370), Memento Ink Pad (132708)

I love these Blendabilities because I can finally color my images with shading. I also like the transparency of the ink. When I tried to color with the Stampin’ Write markers, the color covered any shading lines already in the stamped image and when I tried to blend colors, the surface of the paper would get sort of shredded. With the blendabilities, the color is carried on an alcohol base so the paper does not get messed up. These are the colors of Blendabilities you will be able to purchase starting July 1. The rest of the colors are scheduled to be released August 1.

When you order them, you will want to be sure to also order the Memento Ink Pad and the Color Lifter. The Memento Ink Pad is a water-based ink like the Basic Black Stampin’ Ink Pad but it dries very nicely on Whisper White cardstock unlike the Basic Black. Stazon is another alternative to the Basic Black but it can’t be used with the Blendabilities. Stazon is a solvent-based ink as are the alcohol markers, the Blendabilities. It would run when coloring with a Blendability marker.

The Color Lifter is a colorless alcohol marker to use to push color back into the lines or to lighten a color.

You will also want to use Whisper White cardstock with the Blendabilities. I have used White Shimmer cardstock and it works also. The shimmer shines through the color beautifully! :o)

So get busy! Order your Blendabilities by clicking on the links or visiting my online store. Have renewed fun coloring!

Terrific Tuesday – New MDS downloads and Weekly Deals

Hey…it’s Terrific Tuesday! This being the first Tuesday of July, we have new digital downloads for MDS. Check them out and click on the links for more information and to order your favorites.

Work of Art Abstract Flower

Work of Art Abstract FlowerAt the New Catalog Premiere I attended in April, we were given the Work of Art stamp set. Several demonstrators have used the swishes in the set to stamp flowers so I gave it a try. I have fallen in love with this set because of it’s versatility. Check it out below. I also used the Watercolor Thank You stamp set. This single stamp only comes in wood mount.

Work of Art index

I created the background by sponging Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow and Blackberry Bliss on one side of the Decorative Dots embossing folder. I then lightly misted the ink with water and laid a piece of Whisper White cardstock onto the folder. I lightly pressed the folder closed but did not run it through the Big Shot. I love the impressionistic effect of the colored dots.

To order the supplies used in this card, just click on the links below or visit my online store.